Laura Yager's art doesn't bring to mind the descriptor "self-taught." Her vivid, stylized renderings composed of overlapping paper shapes exude a brilliant pop art sensibility.
Featured on HGTV and the cover of Boise Weekly, Yager's work explodes with life and exuberance—exemplifying her mission to create work that, as she writes on her rawartists.org page, "lifts up, lightens and refreshes."
Yager calls it her "happy" art.
"I mean, seriously, who doesn't enjoy viewing the face of a deliriously happy dog greeting someone he loves?" she wrote.
From kangaroos to corgies, lions and leopards, dogs, cats and tigers, Yager will display her work, talk about her process and exhibit her technique with a First Thursday appearance at Idaho Blueprint and Supply Co. (619 W. Main St.).
If you don't come away from a viewing of her work feeling a teensy bit better about life, the world and everything, you might have a paper cut on your soul.